Don't fall into 14-hour study trap, says topper

Don't fall into 14-hour study trap, says topper

There is no substitute for hard work, says Delhi girl Sukriti Gupta, who topped the CBSE class XII exams.

Sukriti, a student of science stream at Montfort School in Ashok Vihar, has scored a phenomenal 497 out of 500 in the board examinations.

With full 100 marks in Physics and Chemistry and 99 in Mathematics, English, and Computer Science, Sukriti became a national topper, scoring 99.4%.

She says the key to success is understanding the concepts clearly and ask queries from teachers immediately when in doubt. In fact, Sukriti has an important entrance test on Sunday but as soon as the news broke, her home in Ashok Vihar, saw a flurry of people, from media persons to relatives and school teachers.

But Sukriti says she is well prepared and confident as she has devoted enough time for it before.

Though she was pleasantly surprised when she was told she had topped, Sukriti said, somewhere she knew she could score the highest and was talking about it with her mother a day before. Sukriti is known for her punctuality and hard work in her school.

“She has been a bright and a very hard working student since the beginning and we had high hopes from her,” said her counselor from school Renu Singla.

“There can be no alternative for hard work. You have to be fully dedicated to what you are doing,” said Sukriti.

Belonging from a family of engineers, Sukriti also wants to pursue it and hopes she gets into IIT-Delhi. In fact, she will be sitting for JEE advanced exam on Sunday.

Sukriti says that even she found the Mathematics exam lengthy in comparison to previous years but had still hoped to get full 100. “Like most students, Sukriti didn’t have a fixed study schedule. Some days I would sit for 10-12 hours continuously, but there were days when I didn’t want to study at all,” she said.

She has an advice for students who will taking the exam next year. “Do not fall into studying 14 hours a day trap and study from NCERT books,” said the topper.